Evaluation Level I and Level II

In collaboration with the Cooperating Teacher, the University Supervisor will fulfill a pivotal role in deciding whether the Level I and/or Level II Student Teacher passes the student teaching experience. Therefore, it is vitally important that the evaluations be completed accurately and fairly. All formal evaluations must be made in regularly scheduled visits throughout the placement and must last for an entire instructional session. The University Supervisor must include specific comments and review the results with the Student Teacher following the observation.

It is the responsibility of the University Supervisor to report any concerns to the Office of Student Teaching/Clinical Experience. If the Student Teacher is not progressing in their placement the University Supervisor must inform the Office of Student Teaching/Clinical Experience so that a determination can be made as to how best to proceed. Every attempt should be made to identify areas of concern by the midpoint in the semester. However, the Office of Student Teaching /Clinical Experience reserves the authority to make final grade and placement determinations. Options include the development of a remediation plan, repetition of the placement, or removal from the program.

The Level I and Level II student teaching experiences are graded on a pass/fail basis. The purpose of evaluations is to determine the readiness of the Teacher Candidate to be recommended for teacher certification.

Level I Evaluation Information

Level I Midterm Evaluation:

The Level I Midterm Evaluation is a web based instrument which the University Supervisor and The Cooperating Teacher complete separately.  Each will receive an alert from the Student Teaching Coordinator reminding them of the date the Midterm is due and providing them with the link to the instrument.

Level I Final Evaluation:

The Cooperating Teacher and the University Supervisor will work together to complete the final evaluation instruments and will discuss the results with the Student Teacher. The final grade determination is arrived at through reviews of the University Supervisor’s evaluations and through interviews with the Cooperating Teacher and Principal if necessary. The University Supervisor will submit the final evaluation for the teacher candidate by making use of the online assessment tools and will submit all evaluation forms and the final grade to the Office of Student Teaching/Internship.

Level I Student Teaching Evaluation Forms:

  • University Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher observation forms.
  • Level I Student Teaching Experience Evaluation Form.
  • Video Rubric
  • ESOL Checklist
  • Level I Student Teaching Disposition Document.

Level I Student Teaching Criteria for a Passing Grade:

  • Level I Teacher Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all Student Teaching components as evidenced by their scores on all evaluation rubrics and assessment instruments.
  • It is expected that scores on the Integrated Field/Internship Experience Evaluation form must be in the “Developing” or higher range. Scores in this range would indicate that the candidate has demonstrated readiness to enter the Level II Student Teaching experience.
  • All rubric scores on the Disposition Assessment Form must be in the Target, Acceptable or Not Observed range. Scores within this range indicate that the candidate has demonstrated acceptable professional dispositions to enter the Level II Student Teaching experience.
  • Any days missed must have been rescheduled and completed.
  • All course assignments must be completed on a Satisfactory level or higher.

Level II Evaluation Information

Level II Midterm Evaluation:

The purpose of the Midterm evaluation is to verify the readiness of the student teacher to assume full takeover responsibilities. The Cooperating Teacher and the University Supervisor will work together to complete the Level II Student Teaching Assessment Form and will discuss the results with the Student Teacher.  The Student Teacher will assume full takeover if ALL scores on the Level II Student Teaching Assessment Form are in the Developing or Higher range.

Level II Final Evaluation:

The Cooperating Teacher and the University Supervisor will work together to complete the final evaluation instruments and will discuss the results with the Student Teacher. The final grade determination is arrived at through reviews of the University Supervisor’s evaluations and through interviews with the Cooperating Teacher and Principal if necessary. The University Supervisor will submit the final evaluation for the teacher candidate by making use of the online assessment tools and will submit all evaluation forms and the final grade to the Student teaching/Internship Office.

Level II Student Teaching Evaluation Forms:

  • University Supervisor and Cooperating Teacher observation forms.
  • Level II Student Teaching Evaluation Form which is completed twice. Once, prior to the Student Teacher’s assumption of full teaching responsibilities and again at the conclusion of the semester.
  • Level II Student Teaching Disposition Assessment Document.
  • Teacher Work Sample Portfolio Rubric (Completed by COE faculty)

Level II Student Teaching Criteria for a Passing Grade:

Level II Teacher Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all Student Teaching components as evidenced by their scores on all evaluation rubrics and assessment instruments.

  • The greater majority of rubric scores on the second Level II Student Teaching Experience Evaluation form must be in the Proficient or higher range with no indicator being evaluated as less than “Developing”. Scores within the required range would indicate that the Teacher Candidate has demonstrated readiness for assuming the professional responsibilities of teaching.
  • ALL of the rubric scores on the Disposition Assessment Form must be in the Target or Acceptable range. Scores within this range indicate that the candidate has demonstrated acceptable dispositions for assuming the professional responsibilities of teaching.
  • All evaluations must provide evidence of growth in the application of all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.
  • All rubric scores on the Teacher Work Sample Portfolio must be in the Developing or Higher range.

All teacher candidates who receive a grade of Satisfactory  for student teaching, provided that all course work and the appropriate certification tests have been taken and passed, become eligible for a teaching certificate.